- Oral drug used to treat tapeworms in dogs & cats. Not much drug is absorbed when given orally (by mouth), but it is still effective for killing tapeworms.
- Give with food.
- Adverse Effects: GI effects (eg, vomiting, diarrhea) are possible, but not likely.
- Because the worm may be partially or completely digested, worm fragments may not be seen in the feces after treatment.
- A single dose is usually effective, but measures should be taken to prevent reinfection, particularly against tapeworm infections (ie, Dipylidium caninum) associated with flea infestations, by treating the animal and its environment for fleas.*
*Plumb DC. Epsiprantel. Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs https://app.plumbs.com/drug-monograph/vGM6wWVvYSPROD?source=search&searchQuery=cestex Updated Sept 2020. Accessed January 26, 2022.